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Side Planks

How to do Side Planks

1. Lay on your side on a soft workout surface with your lower elbow and forearm on the floor (running perpendicular with your body), your lower hip resting on the floor and your legs straight out below with one leg on top of the other

2. Your top hand should rest comfortably on your upper hip

3. When ready, brace your core and elevate your lower hip from the floor so that now only your lower elbow, forearm, and the edge of your lower foot are in contact with the floor

4. Keep your eyes focused forward and hold this position for the specified amount of time

What muscles do Side Planks work?

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The primary muscles used in Side Planks are the Abs. The secondary muscles used are the Obliques.